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NROL-65

Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2013) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-6 here at 11:03 a.m. PDT today. Designated NROL-65, the mission is in support of national defense. This is ULA’s eighth launch in 2013, the 24th Delta IV mission and the second Delta IV Heavy launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. (Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance)
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Posted: 8/28/2013

LaunchLaunch
Launch

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (July 19, 2013) – The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite for the United States Navy lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 9 a.m. EDT today. MUOS is the next generation narrowband military satellite communication system that supports a worldwide, multi-service population of users in the ultra-high frequency band. (Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance)
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Posted: 7/19/2013

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Space Launch

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (May 24, 2013) – In the second launch in just nine days for the U.S. Air Force, United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched a Delta IV rocket carrying the fifth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) satellite at 8:27 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-37. Wideband Global SATCOM provides anytime, anywhere communication for the warfighter through broadcast, multicast, and point to point connections. WGS is the only military satellite communications system that can support simultaneous X and Ka band communications. Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance
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Posted: 5/25/2013

SBIRS GEO-2SBIRS GEO-2
SBIRS GEO-2

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. – A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 carrying the second Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO-2 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 5:21 p.m. EDT March 19. SBIRS persistent surveillance capabilities enable detection and reporting of missile launches around the globe, support the nation’s ballistic missile defense system, expand technical intelligence, and gather and bolster situational awareness for warfighters on the battlefield (Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance).
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Posted: 3/19/2013

Liftoff!Liftoff!
Liftoff!

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-37 at 9:15 a.m. EDT today with a national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.
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Posted: 6/29/2012

Liftoff!Liftoff!
Liftoff!

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-37 at 9:15 a.m. EDT today with a national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.
Liftoff!


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Posted: 6/29/2012

SBIRS ready for launchSBIRS ready for launch
SBIRS ready for launch

Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla. (May 5, 2011) - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Air Force's Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) spacecraft rolls out to its Space Launch Complex-41 launch pad arriving at 11 a.m. EDT today. SBIRS is designed to provide global, persistent, infrared surveillance capability to meet 21st century demands in mission areas including missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness. The launch of the SBIRS mission is set for Friday, May 6 with the launch period opening at 2:14 p.m. EDT. (Courtesy Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance.)
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Posted: 5/5/2011

SBIRS ready for launchSBIRS ready for launch
SBIRS ready for launch

Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla. (May 5, 2011) - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Air Force's Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) spacecraft rolls out to its Space Launch Complex-41 launch pad arriving at 11 a.m. EDT today. SBIRS is designed to provide global, persistent, infrared surveillance capability to meet 21st century demands in mission areas including missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace awareness. The launch of the SBIRS mission is set for Friday, May 6 with the launch period opening at 2:14 p.m. EDT. (Courtesy Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance.)
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Posted: 5/5/2011

United Launch Alliance and the 45th Space Wing Successfully Launches Delta IV United Launch Alliance and the 45th Space Wing Successfully Launches Delta IV
United Launch Alliance and the 45th Space Wing Successfully Launches Delta IV

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV launches with a National Reconnaissance Office payload at Space Launch Complex-37 at 6:38 p.m. EST. The Delta IV is 211-feet tall and has more than one million pounds of thrust at liftoff.This is the third launch of the year for ULA. NROL-27 is the seventh flight of the Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) configuration and the 16th flight of the Delta IV family of launch vehicles. (Courtesy Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance)
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Posted: 3/14/2011

AEHF LaunchAEHF Launch
AEHF Launch

The 45th Space Wing successfully launched the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite onboard an Atlas V launch vehicle here today from launch pad 41 at 7:07 a.m.
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Posted: 8/16/2010

AEHF LaunchAEHF Launch
AEHF Launch

The 45th Space Wing successfully launched the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite onboard an Atlas V launch vehicle here today from launch pad 41 at 7:07 a.m.
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Posted: 8/16/2010

Ares I-X Successful LaunchAres I-X Successful Launch
Ares I-X Successful Launch

The stars and stripes on the American flag reflect NASA's commitment to teamwork as the Constellation Program's Ares I-X test rocket roars off Launch Complex 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Nov. 28. The rocket produces 2.96 million pounds of thrust at liftoff and reaches a speed of 100 mph in eight seconds. Liftoff of the 6-minute flight test was at 11:30 a.m. EDT. (NASA Photo)
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Posted: 10/28/2009

    

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